Come Back To Ireland And Me (Wakley, Ronald F)

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Publisher. Info. New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1916. Plate M.W.S:15362-4.
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Work Title Come Back To Ireland And Me
Alternative. Title An Irish Mother's Lament
Composer Wakley, Ronald F
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRW 1
Key E-flat major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913
First Performance. 1913
First Publication. 1913
Librettist Fred Godfrey (1880-1953)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
Extra Information A lament from a desperate mother pleading for her son to come back to Ireland. A truly beautiful song. Recorded by Talbot O'Farrell to piano accompaniment on a Pathetone Weekly in 1930.